City of Chilliwack

Artifacts at the Stólō Interpretive Centre on the Coqualeetza grounds in Chilliwack on Nov. 16, 2017. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress file)

Two provincial grants to help groups fight systemic racism and protect human rights in Chilliwack

‘Nobody deserves to experience racism or prejudice,’ said Kelli Paddon, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent

Artifacts at the Stólō Interpretive Centre on the Coqualeetza grounds in Chilliwack on Nov. 16, 2017. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress file)
Some residents living near The Portal shelter in Chilliwack say they’ve had enough. (Violet Detchev photo)

Chilliwack council rejects 18-month permit renewal for The Portal shelter

‘The time is up for this location,’ says Coun. Chris Kloot, before vote to give relocation 90 days

Some residents living near The Portal shelter in Chilliwack say they’ve had enough. (Violet Detchev photo)
Image from the five-year strategic plan that will guide Tourism Chilliwack 2022-27. (Tourism Chilliwack)

Five-year plan for Tourism Chilliwack features themes of responsibility and reconciliation

Plan acknowledges an ‘explosion of outdoor recreation’ pursuit and interest in the wake of COVID-19

Image from the five-year strategic plan that will guide Tourism Chilliwack 2022-27. (Tourism Chilliwack)
Hail was interspersed with snow on April 3, 2020 in Chilliwack, but also in late March 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress file)

Late March hailstorm showed the month going out like a lion weatherwise

But the rest of the month of March was pretty benign, says volunteer weather observer for Chilliwack

Hail was interspersed with snow on April 3, 2020 in Chilliwack, but also in late March 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress file)
The night view of Meetcha at the Five, a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)
The night view of Meetcha at the Five, a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)

Controversial art proposal could be coming back to Chilliwack council table

‘Meetcha at the 5’ design sent back to committee but it was overriding favourite, chair clarifies

The night view of Meetcha at the Five, a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)
The night view of Meetcha at the Five, a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)
Blood products spill into ditch outside the Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry store. (Roxanna Froese photo)

VIDEO: Blood flowed into Chilliwack ditch from poultry plant spill

Spill containment, sampling and cleanup underway at Yarrow poultry plant

Blood products spill into ditch outside the Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry store. (Roxanna Froese photo)
Runners on the Vedder River Rotary Trail during the 2019 Run For Mom. For 2021 the annual 5k fundraiser for Chilliwack General Hospital maternity has gone virtual. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Run for Mom fundraiser goes virtual over week-long period in May

‘We have a goal to raise $10,000 this year, and I don’t doubt this community will come together’

Runners on the Vedder River Rotary Trail during the 2019 Run For Mom. For 2021 the annual 5k fundraiser for Chilliwack General Hospital maternity has gone virtual. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack RCMP are looking for witnesses to an alleged assault in front of a residence in the 42000-block of Majuba Hill Road in Yarrow on March 14, 2021 at about 3:30 p.m. (GoogleMaps)

Chilliwack RCMP seeking witnesses or security footage to alleged assault in Yarrow

RCMP called to Majuba Hill Road on March 14 after man allegedly brandished a gun, struck resident

Chilliwack RCMP are looking for witnesses to an alleged assault in front of a residence in the 42000-block of Majuba Hill Road in Yarrow on March 14, 2021 at about 3:30 p.m. (GoogleMaps)
The rainbow coloured bird project would have fourteen life-size metal birds installed on the Clock Tower at Five Corners in Chilliwack. (City of Chilliwack March 16 council agenda)

Rainbow-coloured birds get green light from Chilliwack council

Multi-coloured birds will be installed on Clock Tower while organic art is destined for parks

The rainbow coloured bird project would have fourteen life-size metal birds installed on the Clock Tower at Five Corners in Chilliwack. (City of Chilliwack March 16 council agenda)
Chilliwack is awaiting provincial approval on its Single-Use Item Reduction Bylaw that would ban some items like bags and foam containers, while having others only available on request. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Changes coming as Chilliwack council introduces single-use reduction bylaw

One more chance to give council feedback on plastics ban via survey open online until April 16

Chilliwack is awaiting provincial approval on its Single-Use Item Reduction Bylaw that would ban some items like bags and foam containers, while having others only available on request. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
BC Transit driver Chuck Little poses for a photo on Transit Driver Appreciation Day during a stop on the #7 route in Chilliwack on Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Annual salute Thursday to transit drivers everywhere

Thanks going out to the hard-working bus drivers across the province on March 18

BC Transit driver Chuck Little poses for a photo on Transit Driver Appreciation Day during a stop on the #7 route in Chilliwack on Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last done in the summer of 2016. If provincial funding is approved, a joint study between the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack will look at flood risk and mitigation planning, including sediment removal.

City of Abbotsford applies for grant for Vedder River flood-risk study

Assessment would be joint project with the City of Chilliwack

Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last done in the summer of 2016. If provincial funding is approved, a joint study between the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack will look at flood risk and mitigation planning, including sediment removal.
Amber Price led the effort in September 2019 to get a rainbow crosswalk approved in Chilliwack. Now Open Door Fridays is starting at city hall to give marginalized voices access to decision-makers. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)

‘Easy and direct access’ to Chilliwack mayor coming with Open Door Fridays

New program aligns with action plan on inclusiveness, diversity and accessibility

Amber Price led the effort in September 2019 to get a rainbow crosswalk approved in Chilliwack. Now Open Door Fridays is starting at city hall to give marginalized voices access to decision-makers. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)
Council voted March 16, 2021 to send the public art proposal back to the committee. (City of Chilliwack)

Chilliwack council sends back ‘mall’ style design for Five Corners public art

It’s back to drawing board for Chilliwack public art committee to reconsider submissions

Council voted March 16, 2021 to send the public art proposal back to the committee. (City of Chilliwack)
Meetcha at the Five is a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)
The night view of Meetcha at the Five, a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)

Latest public art proposal for Chilliwack’s Five Corners on deck for council vote

Meetcha at the 5 would have LED lighting from within and a touch of whimsy

Meetcha at the Five is a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)
The night view of Meetcha at the Five, a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)
The Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network created by CEPCO won the Economic Recovery and Resiliency award on March 11, 2021. (CERN)

Newly created resiliency award for 2021 goes to the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation

CEPCO won for creating the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network, a collaborative community effort

The Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network created by CEPCO won the Economic Recovery and Resiliency award on March 11, 2021. (CERN)
Workers walking through the Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack last fall. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Molson Coors hires IT investigators after cyber attack takes systems offline

No indication yet if cybersecurity hit on Molson Coors has impacted FV Brewery at Chilliwack

Workers walking through the Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack last fall. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Jaylene Blaine was a Live Your Dream award winner. (Soroptimist International of Chilliwack)

Two top winners of Live Your Dream award honoured by Chilliwack organization

‘We are so inspired by these strong young women and truly believe they will be a positive impact’

Jaylene Blaine was a Live Your Dream award winner. (Soroptimist International of Chilliwack)
Projects recently approved by council will tackle homelessness in Chilliwack. (Black Press file photo)

Latest projects taking on homelessness in Chilliwack focused on pandemic pivoting

4 key service providers will share a blended fund of almost $160,000 in Reaching Home funding

Projects recently approved by council will tackle homelessness in Chilliwack. (Black Press file photo)
Maximum building height lowered to two storeys for infill development in R1-C. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack council caps infill residential building height at two storeys

‘I think what we’ve achieved is something that will blend in better with existing neighbourhoods’

Maximum building height lowered to two storeys for infill development in R1-C. (Chilliwack Progress file)